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What is Extrinsic asthma?

What is Extrinsic asthma?

  • Extrinsic asthma: Extrinsic asthma is a type of asthma that is triggered by an exposure to an allergen. Extrinsic asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways in response to exposure to the allergen. Examples of possible allergens include dust mites, pollen and mould. The severity of symptoms and allergen involved is variable.

Extrinsic asthma: Introduction

Types of Extrinsic asthma:

Broader types of Extrinsic asthma:

How serious is Extrinsic asthma?

Prognosis of Extrinsic asthma: The prognosis varies depending on how well exposure to the allergen can be controlled and whether other asthma preventative measures are utilized e.g. preventative medications. Prognosis is also affected by the severity of the individual response to the asthma-inducing allergen.
Complications of Extrinsic asthma: see complications of Extrinsic asthma

What causes Extrinsic asthma?

Causes of Extrinsic asthma: see causes of Extrinsic asthma

What are the symptoms of Extrinsic asthma?

Symptoms of Extrinsic asthma: see symptoms of Extrinsic asthma

Complications of Extrinsic asthma: see complications of Extrinsic asthma

Onset of Extrinsic asthma: any age but usually during childhood

Extrinsic asthma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Extrinsic asthma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Extrinsic asthma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Extrinsic asthma: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Extrinsic asthma.
Treatments for Extrinsic asthma: see treatments for Extrinsic asthma
Research for Extrinsic asthma: see research for Extrinsic asthma

Name of Extrinsic asthma

Main name of condition: Extrinsic asthma


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